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Watanabe Textile  – Contemporary woven textures –

History

渡邊織物は、雄大な富士山の麓にある織物のまち山梨県富士吉田市にあります。1948年の創業以来現在まで、ジャガードやドビー織りをくしし、国内外の多くのブランドに良質な生地を提供し続けてきました。近年、織機をドビーに絞り、建築、写真、アートを創作の背景に持つ3代目 渡辺竜康の感性を活かした、より現代的なデザインかつテクスチャーを追求したオリジナルの生地やプロダクトの開発に力を入れています。誰かの幸せや喜びにそっと寄り添えることができるよう、日々大切にものづくりをしています。

With 70 years of history, producer of a wide range of fabrics by Dobby weaving, providing fabrics for domestic and international brands. Recent developments are in textures and modern design by Tatsuyasu Watanabe, the third in the Watanabe textile generation line, who brings interesting perspectives from the worlds of architecture and photography.

 

material and techniques

CUPRO. SOFTNESS ON THE SKIN

We mainly use cupro made from natural cotton accredited by Oeko-Tex Standard 100 in our fabrics. The densely woven fabric has properties that absorb and release moisture, generate minimal static electricity, while maintaining a smoothness suitable for delicate skin. The materials are biodegradable.

COLOUR, PURPOSE AND FUNCTIONS

Apart from the cupro products, we now have selections of new and innovative textiles with interesting texture and sophisticated colour combinations in silk, cotton, wool, linen and cupro. Fabrics that suit various purposes and functions, such as antimicrobial and deodorising effects, fabrics with different textures on each side, and much more.

Above all, we proudly present our new collections of shawls, blankets and cushions that are meticulously woven with alpaca yarn, softened by folding air into the fabric.

Blanket from our own brand